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Iridescent tile adds sparkle to a bathroom

EVONSHIRE SOAKER TUB, $475. From Green Art Plumbing

EVONSHIRE SOAKER TUB, $475. From Green Art Plumbing Supply.
BRUSHED-NICKEL TOILET PAPER HOLDER, $69. From Green Art Plumbing Supply.
ACCESSORIES, $100. Includes soap dish, wastebasket, tissue holder, all from HomeGoods.
PLUMBING ROUGHING, $448. Includes bathtub drain ($115), drain assembly ($130) in shower, shower stopper ($40), tub spout ($136), valves ($218), additional roughing ($60), all from Green Art.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS, $7,500. Includes $400 for materials for a heated floor. Supplied and labor provided by contractor Patrick Bosone, owner of Handyworks Installations, New Hyde Park
RUBBISH REMOVAL, $700. Carting Away Rubbish Removal, North Massapequa. (October 2011) Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

With two college-age kids and a high schooler sharing Angela and Joe Enrico's bathroom, it was past time for a bathroom makeover. Designer Angela Enrico, owner of A. Sofia Interiors in Oceanside, says she wanted to create a spalike retreat that also would stand up to heavy traffic. "We had to gut it to the studs and replace plumbing and everything," says Enrico. One area that got particular attention was the accent wall in the shower. Enrico wanted a waterfall effect, so they installed the small, rectangular iridescent tiles vertically. "I wanted the space to feel more open, and the glass enclosure opens the room up and makes it feel larger." It also allows her a view of the accent wall even when she isn't in the shower. TOTAL: About $19,078 (Enrico's fee for a makeover this extensive would be $1,500.) -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen

BEFORE. The bathroom was 20 years old and
Photo Credit: Angela Enrico Photo/

BEFORE. The bathroom was 20 years old and had endured hard use.

GLASS ENCLOSURE, $1,184. From Green Art Plumbing Supply,
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

GLASS ENCLOSURE, $1,184. From Green Art Plumbing Supply, Freeport.
ACCENT WALL TILE, $1,352. From Fiorano Design Center and Tile Imports, Elmont.
MOEN BRUSHED-NICKEL SHOWER FIXTURES, $742 (for both). From Green Art Plumbing Supply.
POCKET DOOR, $300. From Centre Millwork & Supply, Long Beach.
LINEN CLOSET DOOR, $100. From Centre Millwork & Supply.
PAINT, $80 (two cans). Middlebury Brown on the walls and Royal Silk for the ceiling, both by Benjamin Moore, from East Rockaway Paint and Hardware, East Rockaway. (October 2011)

VANITY LIGHTS, $250 (for two sets). From lampsplus.com.
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

VANITY LIGHTS, $250 (for two sets). From lampsplus.com.
MEDICINE CABINETS, $400 (for two). From a designer-only source.
DOUBLE-VANITY UNIT, $2,540. Includes granite countertop, two under-mount sinks and vanity cabinet, from a designer-only source
MOEN BRUSHED-NICKEL FAUCETS, $810 (for two). From Green Art Plumbing Supply
BUDDHA STATUE, $20. From Daffy’s, Manhasset. (October 2011)

SMALL ARTWORK, $20. From HomeGoods, Rockville Centre. TOILET,
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

SMALL ARTWORK, $20. From HomeGoods, Rockville Centre.
TOILET, $359. From Green Art Plumbing Supply, Freeport. (October 2011)

TOILET, $359. From Green Art Plumbing Supply, Freeport.
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

TOILET, $359. From Green Art Plumbing Supply, Freeport.
TILE FLOOR and WALLS, $1,352. Includes floor and wall tiles, from Cancos Tile & Stone, Merrick.
MOEN BRUSHED-NICKEL TOWEL HOLDER, $100. From HomeGoods.
CABINET, $100. From HomeGoods.
SMALL ARTWORK, $20. From HomeGoods, Rockville Centre.
APOTHECARY JAR, $7. From HomeGoods.
LARGE ARTWORK, $70. From art.com. (October 2011)

EVONSHIRE SOAKER TUB, $475. From Green Art Plumbing
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

EVONSHIRE SOAKER TUB, $475. From Green Art Plumbing Supply.
BRUSHED-NICKEL TOILET PAPER HOLDER, $69. From Green Art Plumbing Supply.
ACCESSORIES, $100. Includes soap dish, wastebasket, tissue holder, all from HomeGoods.
PLUMBING ROUGHING, $448. Includes bathtub drain ($115), drain assembly ($130) in shower, shower stopper ($40), tub spout ($136), valves ($218), additional roughing ($60), all from Green Art.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS, $7,500. Includes $400 for materials for a heated floor. Supplied and labor provided by contractor Patrick Bosone, owner of Handyworks Installations, New Hyde Park
RUBBISH REMOVAL, $700. Carting Away Rubbish Removal, North Massapequa. (October 2011)

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